11-3 | Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

Book Review

Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

Mitchel Resnick
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2017. Foreword, further readings and resources, acknowledgments, index. 208 pp. $34.95 cloth. ISBN: 9780262037297

by M. Kristana Textor

First Paragraph:

In this book Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), leads readers through his career in designing and studying learning experiences with youth. Lifelong Kindergarten is structured around the themes of projects, passion, peers, and play as they relate to the cultivation of creativity. He presents the creative learning kindergartners exude as a spiral that follows the acts of imagining, creating, playing, sharing, and reflecting. The ultimate message in Lifelong Kindergarten is that creative thinking can be carried into aspects of our lives as learners beyond that playful, joyful, but all-too-brief kindergarten school year.